Electric hitch lift run off the light plug to the truck? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #1
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Electric hitch lift run off the light plug to the truck?

I'm a new owner of a 84 Fiberstream. The tongue on the fiberstream is electric, to raise and lower onto the ball hitch on my truck. When I purchased it, the previous owner had the trailer 'plugged' in, with an extension cord to an electrical outlet- so I don't know if it ran off of that, or if it can run off of the light plug from the truck. I didn't have the right connector when I bought the truck, so we just hooked up a set of walmart trailer lights (brake and turning lights) to pull the trailer home.

This will be an issue when we camp- my husband doesn't want to 'manually' lift the trailer on and off the ball hitch if we are in an area with no electric plug to enable this feature.

I am new to this- so I will be asking alot of questions...


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Old 04-21-2011, 07:46 AM   #2
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every type is different but i just read a post on another forum where a person's died. They tried everything with no luck, turns out the fuse was inside the top plastic case of the hitch. Just passing that along in case it might help some day.

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Old 04-21-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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The ones I have had were 12 volt. If the previous owner had the trailer plugged in the 110 v may have been going to a inverter to change voltage to 12 V.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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They are normally wired to the trailer battery.
Trace the wires,look for fuses and make sure the battery is charged.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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Yeah, What Bill said.
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